THE PEACE PATRIOTS
Nationally Broadcast on Free Speech TV
Excerpts Broadcast on DEMOCRACY NOW!
Narrated by Janeane Garofalo
ROBBIE LEPPZER - Director, Producer, Interviewer, Videographer, Editor,
Excerpt Running Time: 3:23
With opening narration by actress, Janeane Garofalo, this feature-length documentary is an intimate portrait of American dissenters reflecting on their personal participation as engaged citizens in a time of war. The film follows a diverse group of individuals, ranging in age from 13 to 74, including middle and high school students, college students, teachers, clergy, and war veterans from Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf, as they take part in vigils, marches, theater performances, and civil disobedience sit-ins to protest the U.S. invasion and on-going military occupation of Iraq.
In this excerpt, Eric Wasileski, a 8-year Navy and Army veteran of the Persian Gulf war, talks about what led him to participate in a civil disobedience protest outside of the Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, MA at the start of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Full program running time: 78 minutes.
film features contemporary music by Grammy Award winner Steve
Earle, Pete Seeger, Ani DiFranco, Billy
Bragg, Jonatha Brooke, Stephan Smith, Saul
Williams, DJ Spooky, Jami Sieber, Shelley
Doty and original music by John
filmmaker unafraid to go against the tide."
About The Filmmaker
Robbie Leppzer is an award-winning independent documentary director, producer, videographer, editor, and sound recordist, with thirty years experience producing over thirty independent film, video, and public radio documentaries for national and international distribution. His critically acclaimed works about contemporary social issues and multicultural themes have been broadcast globally by CNN International and broadcast nationally in the United States and Canada by PBS, CNN, Cinemax, Sundance Channel, HDNet, Black Entertainment Television, The Learning Channel, Link TV, Free Speech TV, National Public Radio, Pacifica Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
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